Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

S Banks



Mathematics is a highly creative, challenging and rewarding subject. Our aim is to empower students to better understand and participate in the complex world around them.

The Mathematics Department at Dawlish College encourages and promotes a problem solving approach to lessons. We create a supportive environment and encourage students to think for themselves, to ‘have a go’ and to take risks in their work. It is important that students demonstrate resilience and are keen to collaborate with others around them in order to embed and extend their mathematical skills and knowledge. Mathematics learning at Dawlish College is varied and dynamic with students being expected to take an active role in their progress.


Over the three years of KS3 students will start to follow a 5 year curriculum based on the White Rose Maths SOW. They will be provided with a solid foundation in all key mathematical concepts: number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry and measures, probability and ratio. Within these areas there is plenty of scope for students’ knowledge and understanding to be stretched and challenged in readiness for the very highest attainment at GCSE.

GCSE Mathematics: Edexcel

As a core subject, all students will take mathematics GCSE and further details of the course can be found in the Guide to Options.

For more information please contact mblackwell@dawlish.devon.sch.uk

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